The investigations into allegations of abuse by British soldiers in Iraq have now closed without any prosecutions being brought, the Defence Secretary has said in a written statement to the House of Commons.
Police killings in America have been undercounted by more than half over the past four decades, according to a new study that raises pointed questions about racial bias among medical examiners.
In 2001, Eritrean security forces detained Dawit Isaak, and 10 other journalists, without charge or trial. He was released for medical treatment in 2005 but arrested again two days later. Nothing has been heard of him since.
Surely we should all be free to protest, without the police knowing who we are? But high tech surveillance of protests is real, and it enables the police to identify, monitor and track protestors, indiscriminately and at scale.
A legislative scrutiny report on the public order section of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, published today, says proposed restrictions on protests are “inconsistent with human rights.”
British aid projects supporting Palestinian security forces appear to be as much about helping to stop threats to Israel, the occupying power, as they are about enhancing Palestinian state-building.
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The UK government has abandoned attempts to shield members of its armed forces, including those who served in Iraq, from prosecution for murder and war crimes committed in Iraq and Afghanistan.